Tue, 21 November 2023 - Fri, 1 December 2023


The Glasgow School of Art

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Type: Talk

Image: © Estate of Carol Rhodes

The School of Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art is pleased to invite proposals to present at a one-day symposium to be held on the work of the painter Carol Rhodes (1959-2018). Coordinated in conjunction with the Estate of Carol Rhodes, this event is scheduled to take place on the 20th April 2024.

The symposium seeks to speak to Rhodes’ significant artistic legacy, and to encourage the development of new contextual frameworks through which her practice might be engaged with. While the event seeks to locate itself within a timely discussion around the historicization of British women painters of the 20th century, another topic it seeks to address is how an artist’s political ideals and their contribution to a variety of communities might be articulated in relation to their practice.

The intention is to use this event to provoke a broad and innovative series of responses to Rhodes’ life and work. In addition to examinations of specific aspects of her output, submissions will be welcomed on topics that can be reframed through the lens of her practice. These thematic concerns include aerial photography, landscape painting, land rights, feminist practices, fine art pedagogy, technical art history and the historiography of Scottish cultural organisations. Proceedings from the symposium will be published in a special edition of the Journal of Contemporary Painting (Intellect), subject to peer review.

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We are seeking proposals: 

  • These proposals should include the title, theme and content of your contribution.
  • Please provide an Abstract or Outline of maximum 300 words. We will also accept equivalent descriptions recorded as audio or video files. If you have any particular access needs that would make the process of submission easier, please email us at: [email protected]
  • A range of presentation formats are encouraged, from a traditional paper to more speculative and forms of presentation, including creative writing, artist talk, performance, audio or film work.
  • Your contribution should not exceed 20 minutes and shorter formats are welcomed.

Please email your proposal to: [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 1st December.

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